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VOLUME LXXIV-NO. 153.
NOT IN ALLIANCE.
No Pledge Given to Aid
Brazil.
THE STORY TOLD IN RIO
Denied Officially at the Depart
ment of State.
MUST FIGHT HER OWN BATTLES.
Thl* Country Is Not Going About
Looking for Trouble Under
Present Conditions.
Rio Janeiro, Oct. 30.— It is stated here
that a secret treaty between the United
states and Brazil Has been signed. This
treaty, it is said, is in addition to the com
mercial treaty of 1891, aud is said to in
volve the United States in support of
Brazil if the latter country should ask for
support. It is also said the United Suites
Is pledged to support the Brazilian Gov
ernment in case of an attempt to restore
the monarchy.
The rebel movements at Bahla are said
to have been influenced by the mouarch-
Jflts, with whom Admiral de Melio might
ultimately join issues. In that case it is
said the intervention ol the United States
would be justified.
Washington*, Oct. 30.— The State De
partment this afternoon denied that the
United States Government had entered
into a treaty with Brazil, pledging Ameri
can support to that country in the event
of an attempt being made to restore mon
archy there.
BOUGHT THE ATLANTA.
George Gculd Has Sold His Steam
Yacht to Peixoto.
Kew York, Oct. 30.— 1t is announced
to-night that George Gould's fine steam
yacht, the Atlanta, has been bought by
the agents of the Brazilian Government
for $2.">0,000, The Atlanta, it was stated,
is to be fitted up at once as a fast-cruising
gun vessel.
In her battery, It is said, will be one
4-inch rapid-fire Hotchkiss gun, mounted
on a pivot on the forward deck, and along
the main rail will be mounted two six
pounder Hotchkiss rapid-fire guns on each
side. This battery will De further supple
mented. It is announced, by a Btem tor
pedo tube for discharging Hotchkiss tor-
■ .'.pedoes.
••; ; There will also be a number of machine
'.; guns of small caliber mounted in comm
anding positions about the ship. The
■ \A-ttanta Is considered the fastest American
■ steam yacht of her class afloat
.;.' . She w«s built for the late Jay Gould by
1 '.William Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia,
'■ and' her engines were designed by Horace
."= White, who also designed the bull and
engines of El Cid. The Atlanta is capable
:-:of steaming seventeen and a fourth knots
/; -per hour. He deems her the fastest Auier
;.-. Ican-built steamer of her class afloat.
APPEAL TO SPANIARDS.
The Queen Regent Herself Desires
That It Be Made.
Madrid, Oct. 30.— The Spanish reverse
; *t Melilla was due to the mistake of Gen
eral Margallo in underrating the hostility
and fighting powers of the Arabs. At
♦toe Cabinet council on Sunday, which was
summoned by the Queen Regent herself,
her Majesty said she considered the time
had arrived to appeal to the patriotism of
all Spaniards for sacrifices to defend
Spanish honor at Meliila. She asked that
all the information in regard to the affairs
there be published and none concealed.
In the meantime the Wadraz Infantry
Regiment formed in the courtyard of the
San Francisco Barracks ready to start for
.Melilla, and at the close of the council the
Queen and her children, accompanied by a
number of noblemen and generals, drove
■to the barracks and reviewed the regi
ment.
2s~ews received to-night, which was
brought to Malaga by steamer, owing to
the fact that cable communication has been
interrupted, aays that the Moors returned
to-day with the determination of recon
structing their trenches 600 yards from
Fort Camellos, notwithstanding heavy fire
by the troops. The official figures show
that the Spanish losses in the recent en
gagement were twelve killed and fifty in
jured.
EX-PREMIER ABBOTT DEAD.
He Has Long Been a Snfferer From
'••••:' Acute Gastritis.
■.'.. ;\ New York, Oct. 30.— Sir John Joseph
•; .'; Caldwell Abbott. ex-Premier of Canada,
'died this evening at his town residence ou
:; Sherbrooke street. He has been a great
.sufferer from acute gastritis for along
; time
:■••■ John Joseph Caldwell Abbott was born
: in be. Andrews Argentenil Connty, Can
ada East, on the 12'h day of March, 1811.
He was a son of the Rev. Joseph Abbott,
M.A., first Argenteuil incumbent of St.
■ Andrews. He was educated at St. An
drews and subsequently at McGill. Col
lege, Montreal, where he was graduated.
...He studied law, and in 1847 was called to
the bar of Lower Canada. In 1859 he was
: -elected a representative from Argenteuil
via the Canadian Assembly, and he repre-
tented this constituVncy until the union of
theprovinces,;when he was resumed for the
i'ouseof Commons. For a brief period in
• 1562 Mr. Abbott was Solicitor-General in
..the aandfield-Mactionald-Sicotte admiuis
• tration. In 1879 he went to England with
• the Hon. H. L. Langevin on tlie mission
that resulted in toe dismissal of Lieu
tenant-Governor Letelin de St. Just, and
. later be became Premier.
BEHEADED AT BERLIN.
Execution of a Woman Who Poisoned
Her Husband.
Berlin, Oct. 30-Tho woman Zalllman,
who was adjudsed guilty of causin? the
fleath- of her husband by poison, was be
headed to-day. Before she was led out
, she asked for coffee and beefste«k, remark
ing sne should like to eat as much as she
liked once more.
Cabinet Crisis in Austria.
Vienna, Oct. 30. — EniDPmr Francis
Joseph has accepted the resignation of me
entire Cabinet, and has conferred separ
The Morning Call.
ately with the leaders of the three parties
to obtain their views upon a reconstruc
tion of the G vernment.
THE SHAWHAN MILLIONS.
An Old Story That Is Apt to Be
Told Over Again.
New YOBK. Oct. 30.— Mrs. Mary Maubec
made ai'Pl'cation to Judge Gigerich in the
Court of Common Pleas this afternoon for
alimony and counsel fees in an action for
separation from her husband, Charles
Maubec. Mrs. Maubec was married on
March 2. 1888. in San Francisco by the
Rev. Horatio Stebbins. She was a daugh
ter of William D. Jordan of Chillicothe,
Mo., who is one of the wealthiest and most
distinguished physicians in that State.
She Is also a granddaughter of Jobn Stivier
of Knoxville, Term., the first Governor of
that State. At one time she says she was
worth upward of $1,000,000, and she was
possessed of jewelry bequeathed to her by
her mother and which she had in her own
right worth 860,000. Her first husband se
cured a divorce from her. She says he is
now dead, but Mnubec denies the assertion
and siys that he is in Chicago and that his
name is Shawban.
DECIDED AGAINST HIM.
Why a Prominent Mining Man Blew
His Brains Out.
Brooklyn, N. V.. Oct. 30.— The Hotel
St. George was tbe scene of a tragic and
sensational suicide to-night, when Samuel
C. Cook, 40 years old and a wealthy mine
owner, placed a pistol over his right ear
;ind blew out his brHins. For over a year
past he had had a lawsuit dragging in the
courts and yesterday the case was decided
against him.
IT INVITES DEFEAT.
T. P. O'Connor Upon the Attitude
of the Redmondites.
He Has Not the Slightest Personal
Hostility, but Deeply Regrets
the Stand Taken.
Londox, Oct. 30.— T. P. O'Connor, pres
ident of the Irish National League of
Great Britain, was asked by the Asso
ciated Press to-day to give his views on
the attitude of John Redmond and other
extreme Parnellites. O'Connor made a
lengthy reply, in which he said he re
gretted Kedmond's recent speeches, and
for reasons not dictated by any hostility
to any section following him. The attempt
of tbe Parnellites to retain for the Irisb
their full strength in the imperial Parlia
ment after borne rule bad been granted
was near landing the party in disaster,
as it meant the retention of an even eighty
members, and this formed one of the
| most effective weapons against borne
rule in the next campaign. O'Connor
regards tbe urging of the demand for
amnesty for political prisoners aa not
only oerilous for tbe came of home rule,
but even more destructive to what little
cnance those unfortunate men have of
ever getting released. Trie adoption of
the Parnellite policy would spread the
impression that home rule involved sym-
pathy with dynamite methods. This, of
course, would mean defeat. The funda
mental point about home rule is that
every practical Irish politician must
consider the methods and measures
with which to get a majority of the British
votes of the Liberals at the next election.
Looked at from this view Redmond's policy
is insanity. Every vote given lor the Lib
eral party will be for home rule and every
vote taken from the Liberals will be taken
from home rule. Redmond asks the Lib
eral Government to do everything that Lib
erals and Tories alike believe would lead
to its defeat. He asks that the Irish ques
tion above be dealt with, In other words he
asks the Liberal Ministry to go before the
country without those British measures
which form their one chance of gaining a
majority. O'Connor thinks Redmond's
policy is leading to the destruction of the
home-rale cause in our generation.
Copyright .
EXPLOSION AT SEA.
The Collier San Mateo Badly Crip
pled.
Victoria, B. C, Oct. 30.— A tremen
dous explosion of coal gas occurred in the
collier San Mateo last evening when about
nine miles off East Point, bound from
Comox for San Francisco, she had 4200
tons of coal, consigned to the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company. The explosion
was in the forward hold and drove up the
deck plates in the shape of an arch four
feet above deck level in the center. The
plates were also badly shattered. The
forcing upward of the cross beams con
tracted the sides of the vessel above the
waterline. She was found to be making
no water and headed for Esquimau, arriv
ing there at 6 o'clock this morning. A
survey will be held to-morrow to ascertain
the damage.
Oscar Anderson, a sailor, was thrown
overboard by the force of the explosion,
but caught a rope thrown by the first offi
cer and was rescued.
James Anderson, a sailor, bad bis band
badly hurt.
Of the twenty-two men on board no one
else was hurt
The officers are: Captain, L. D. Fletch
er; first officer, George W. Whitney; sec
ond officer. George E. Bridget; third offi
cer, George F. Krum ; chier engineer. F. F.
Everley; assistant engineer, H. W. Dixon.
GOLD COMING BACK.
This Is the Season When American
Crops Are Sold.
New Yokk, Oct. 30.— Half a million dol
lars in gold will be shipped from London
for this port to-morrow.
An additional $500,000 in gold basbeen
engaged for to-morrow's steamer from Lon
don, making $1,000,000 in all.
All Salaries Restored.
Chicago, Oct. 30.— President Miller of
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road
has issued orders restoring all salaries af
fected by the 10 per cent reduction made
about two months since. The immense
business done by the road In the World's
Fair traffic and the generally improved
business situation are responsible for the
order.
Acquitted After Many Years.
Hollistkb, Oct. 30.— -Tim second trial
of Mariano German, for the murder of
Pedro Lopez in 1870, resulted to-day in a
verdict of oot guilty.
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 1893.
NO MORE SILVER.
Repeal Has Passed the
Senate.
THE TRIUMPH OF GROVER.
Last Despairing Effort of the
White Metal Men.
BEATEN ONLY BY ELEVEN VOTES.
It Has Been Proven That the Admin
istration Is Supreme in the
Democratic Party.
Washington, Oct. .TO.— At 7:26 to-night,
by a vote of 43 to 32, the Senate, after one
of the most remarkable parliamentary bat
tles of the generation, rassed the bill un
conditionally repealing the purchase clause
of the Sherman silver law. The end was
reached at the conclusion of a continuous
session of fourteen days, nfter sixty-one
lays of debate. Curing which live volumes
of the Congressional Record have been
filled with Rpeeches amounting in the ag
gregate to about 20,000,000 words.
This has been, in fact, a great field
day in the Senate. No more interest
has been manifosted at any stage of the
long struggle than was shown to-day when
the question at issue was practically decided
and the victors were simply awaiting the
final vote to register their triun>ph.
Before 11 o'clock the galleries were black
with people, and a number of foreign rep
resentatives looked down from the diplo
matic gallery. The scene on the floor was
impressive. Nearly every seat was occu
pied, while about 100 representatives from
the Lower House were ranged against the
wall. The impressive stillness was broken
only by the rise and fall of the voices of
the speakers as tliey delivered their final
notes of triumph or of warning. The
Senate and the galleries were awe-
stricken. Every one seemed to feel deeply
that the result of this great parliamentary
struggle was fraught with momentous im
portance to the country and that the policy
about to be. inaugurated was for weal or
woei to 70,000,000 people.
Voorhees announced on Saturday that
he would call for a final vote on the repeal
bill at 2 p. M. to-day, but as it was known
that the bill was still open to amendment
tliis inorning there was much speculation
as to what proposition ruight be launched
at the last moment by the silver men, who
had nothing to lose and everythine to cain
by sudden onslaughts on the repeal forces.
The rollcall showed the presence of
fifty-two members when the consideration
of the repeal bill was restirm-d. Ilunton
(D.) of Virginia said he would vote for un
cocdltio'a! repe:<: ;iT)d then be ready to
join his friends in a fight for silver.
Cameion (Ropnblican) of Pennsylvania
said that neither side had made a sug
gestion which in his opinion was broad
enough, therefore he had studiously
avoided voting for or against the amend
ments offered. There could be but one solu
tion. The free coinage of the American
silver product was essential to our pros
perity. The Senate could not with self
respect pass such a measure as this. It
was argued in purport of this bill that re
peal would force Europe to join us in the
agreement for the use of silver — that was
that cutting of the American market for
silver would throw 50,000,000 ounces per
year on the European market, in the hope
of breaking down the market price. With
a deficit of several million per month in
the treasury we would do well if we could
keep fifty millions of gold in the treasury.
We were was: ing our silver, our cold, our
oredit. He would like to have this bill re
ferred to a select committee with instruc
tions to report on further measures to
safely carry in to effect the legislation pro
posed some time ago by Morgan of Ala
bama.
Morgan (D.) of Alabama then addressed
the Seriate. The situation in the Senate
seemed to him a very lamentable one, on
which he could speak only with pain and
which he could contemplate only with
serious apprehensions for the future wel
fare of the country. Morgan said the
passage of the bill would be Irrevocable
surrender to the demands ot most insolent
and overbearing corporations.
He then read slowly and with great
emphasis these sentences from Gorman's
speech oi Saturday : "We were compelled
to take the terms offered by the Senator
from Ohio. He held the key of the situa
tion. Yon have dictated terms to us."
"I tbank Almighty God," said Morgan
impressively, "that the Senator from Ohio
has never had the power to dictate terms
to me as a Democrat. He may hare dic
tated them to the President, to a commit
tee, to a minority of the Democrats on this
side, but lie cannot dictate to rae."
Again quoting from Gorman's speech
Morgan rend the sentence as to Sherman
layine down conditions. "He is laying
down conditions to the Democracy," said
Morgan contemptuously. "What is the
Democratic party worth to itself or to the.
country or to posterity when the Senator
from Ohio has the key to the situation and
ran lay down conditions to it? WhU is
your majority here wortn (addressing the
Democratic Senators) thus trifled with,
thus deceived, thus overrun and finally
handed over to the tender mercies of the
Senator from Ohio?" Morgan said he
had signed the proposed compromi«e and
had done so in order to hay» peaco and
fraternity in the Democratic party. "And
now you are to commit suicide," said Mor
gan with much bitterness, "because you
cannot get a chance to live on fair and
even terms with your friends and neigh
bors."
Morgan concluded his written remarks
at 2 :40. He left the subject, he said, with
the knowledge that the die was ca->t. The
Senale, the House and the President had
determined that the pending measures
should prevail. There whs nothing now
to look to, so far as he could see, but some
vague promises made in the Senate which
were entirely incnpable of being realized.
Vest followed Morgan. He expressed
sympathy with the people of the silver
State*, and said that no Czar or Kaiser
would desolate an insurrectionary province,
as Congress was about to desolate the sil
ver States of the West.
Cockrell (I>.) of Missouri said that at the
last election tlie tarill ques;ion and not the
financial question had noon pressed to the
front and the Democratic party had
secured a victory. Now that tiie election
was over the tariff had been lost sight of
and the senior Senator from New York
(Hill) was beheld pitching to the front the
silver question. Cockrell reviewed at
great length the history of the repeal bill
in the House and Senate. The bill was to
pass, said he. It bad been taken out of
the hands of the Democracy and Repub
lican Senators had to be consulted before
anything could be doDe, and the KeDub
lican party would be infinitely more re
spousible for unconditional repeal than
the Democratic party. If the repeal of
the Sherman law failed to restore pros
perity the Republican party must bear the
responsibility.
Carey (R.) of Wyoming defended his po
sition on the repeal bill. He then referred
to the speech of Wolcott on Saturday, in
which lie said he was advised that Wyo
ming did not desire rerep.l, and that yet
the Senator from Minnesota, Washburn,
bad made a pr< ffer for the vote of the Sen
ator from Wyoming, and his authority to
do so was not questioned. Carey resented
this stntement, nnd made some sharp per
sonal references to W T olcott. In conclusion
Carey said lhat he should vote for uncon
ditional repeal, although be favored com
promise.
Wolcott replied in an equally caustic
manner. He read the statement made
some time ego in which Washburn had
stated that Carey had told him he would
vote for unconditional repeal. "At the
time that statement was made," said Wol
cott, "the Senator from Wyoming sat
quietly In his seat, and from lhat day un
til ibis has seen fit to make no utterance
upon the subject. Here apparently stood
this new, young commonwealth, with its
people unanimously in lavor of the free
and unlimited coinage of silver, repre
sented in this body by a Senator who not
only has said no word, but has permitted
a Senator from an adjoining State to de
fine his position. If the Senator from Wyo
ming is content with his position I have no
objection to make. I leave him to his
constituents."
Carey having said that Wolcott strove
after effect and changed his costume with
each speech, Wolcott replied hotly that
there were conic men to whom clean linen
was an offense, and he regretted that the
Senator from Wyoming was one of them,
lie apologized to the Senate for stooping
to such Dersonal allusions, and said there
was a Spanish proverb that fitted tl.e case:
"It is a waste of lather to shave an ass."
This provoked great laughter in tbe
gallpries and the Vicp-President admon
ished the occupants. Carey replied in a
warm manner, charging Wolcott with
abandoning bis party in the la«t cam
paign, nnd said the trouble with Woicott
and his people bad been that they had at
tempted to interfere in the affairs of hi?
(Carey's) people instead of looking after
their own. He (Carey) bad received a
letter from a reputable citizen of Colorado
saving that if he voted against free coin
age the influence and money of that State
would be used to ruin him. Carey also
quoted from a magazine article on silver
a sentence about the trade by which the
Senators from the silver States had voted
against the force bill in return for votes to
be r.isi for free coinage.
Harris (D.) ol Tujuatissee i;otly branded
this statement about hit position as false,
and said that he considered it dishonorable
for a Senator to use such terms with ref
erence to a colleague.
Butler (D.) of South Carolina called
upon Manderson of Nebraska, who bad
called him (Butler) to order several days
ago for words spoken in debate with Hill,
to call Carey to order.
Manderson replied: "The Senator from
South Caroliha is so pugilistic in his ten
dencies that I leave this fight to him."
Washburn characterized the statement
that he had proffered Carey's vote as
absurd.
Dubois regretted that Carey did not rep
resent his people, but knew that the Sena
tor was following his conscience in doing
what he thought was right.
Pa6co called for the reading of his sub
stitute, of which notice was given on
Saturday. Stewart presented an amend
ment, which was voted down, and Pasco
yielded while Gray presented the report
on the Chinese extension bill. White
iiskeu that it be made a special order for
Wednesday. An objection was mnde and
the bill went to the calendar. Pasco's sub
stitute was then defeated, 20 to 47.
Jones of Nevada resumcdhis spepch be
gun severaldaysago. Thedemonetization of
silver, he Raid, was but part of the scheme
of the bankers in the great money centers,
who also wanted a monopoly of the issue
of money. They would now demand the
issue of 8200,000.000 in bonds, believing
that the distress of the country will be
come so great as a result of conduction
that the Government will be unable to
resist the demand. In his opinion instead
of issuing bonds to relieve the currency
famine the Government should issue green
backs.
In conclusion Jones said this was not
the doom of silver as some imagined. It
was only the beginning of the tight.
Peffer and Harris spoke briefly against
the bill and Stewart closed the long debate
with a few remarks in a similar vein.
At 7:20 the Vice-President put the ques
tion on the engrossment of the amendment
and the third reading of the bill, which
was agreed to without division. The vote
was then taken on the passage of the bill
as amended. The vote resulted: Ayes 43,
noes 32. So the bill as amended passed.
The vote was:
Ayes— Aldrich, Brice, Caffery, Camden,
Carey. Cullom, Davis, Dixon, Dolph,
Faulkner, Frye, Gallineer, Gibson, Gor
man, Gray, Hale, Hawley, Higgins, Hill,
Hoar, Hunton, Lindsey, Lodge, .McMillan,
McPherson. Manderson, Mills, Mitchell of
Wisconsin, Jlorrill, Murphy, Platt, Proc
toi, Quay, Ransom, Sherman, Smith,
Squire, Stork bridge. Turpie. Vilas, Voor
hees, Washburn, White of Louisiana.
Total, 43.
Noes— Alien, Bate, Berry, Blackburn,
Butler, Call, Cameron, Cockrell, Coke,
Daniel, Duboiß, George. Harris, Irby,
Jones of Arkansas, Jones of Nevada. Kyle,
Martin, Pasco, Peffer. Perkins, Pettigrew,
Powers, Pugli, Koach, Shoup, Stewart,
Teller, Vance, Vesr, Walthall, Wolcott—
32.
In* following pairs were announced.
the first named would vote affirmative:
Allison with Mitchell of Oiegen, Chandler
with White of California, Wilson with
Coiquitt, Gordon with Morgan, Palmer
with Hansbrongn.
On motion of Voorheea the Senate then
adjourned until noon to-morrow.
APPROVED IN ENGLAND.
Where Mr. Cleveland Is a Wonder
fully Popular Man.
London, Oct. 30.— The Standard, coro
menting on the passage of the repeal bill,
says : A weaker man than Cleveland would
have been beaten, owing to the division of
opinion in the United States. The defeat
of the silver men is the first step in the re
turn of better habits in many things be
sides currency.
If Cleveland can accomplish the reduc
tion of the tariff he will stand as the great
est administrator of the Uuited States in
the present generation. Without a re
formed tariff reform in the currency will
do no permanent good.
The Times says: The victory shows the
firmuess and courage of Cleveland, and
there is hope that repeal will restore mone
tary stability.
The Daily News says: Cleveland's
shrewdness and sagacity have won a de
cisive victory for honest money and com-
mon-sense. The McKinley tariff law will
go the same way as the Sherman act
SILVER COMMENT.
Sentiment of the Press of Idaho and
Washington.
Boise, Idaho, Oct. 30.— The Statesman,
a leading paper of Idaho, says: "What
ever misery may be visited up'>n the peo
ple by the abandonment of bimetallism
Idaho will not suffer as severely as many
other States. Our magnificent undeveloped
gold territory will afford our mining popu
lation an opportunity for the exercise of
their energies and assure them prosperity
in the future. The blow will fall with all
its crushing weight upon the people oi
those States where there is no such iudus
try to turn to."
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 30.— The Post
lotelligeucer says: "The people of the
State of Washington will welcome the
passage of the repeal bill. The people of
this State do not want something for noth
ing. It is doubtless true that they believe
in bimetallism, but they are sensible
enough to recognizo the fact that enduring
bimetallism can only be attained by inter
national agreement."
Spokane, Wash., Oct. 30.— The Review
will say: "By the irony of fate Wall
street will look in fear and trembling and
the failing values is that which it has been
clamoring for the whole summer through.
Stocks which had risen on the prospect of
a compromise suffered a slump yesterday
on the absolute assurance that the Senate
would repeal the silver law before it ad
journed for the day. The repeal is a set
tled fact, but the fight for honest money is
still on. The American people declared
for a double standard at the polls one year
ago. They cannot always be trifled with
in this way. When next they voice their
will they will see to it that men are chosen
who will execute their sovereign will."
Tacoma, Wash.. Oct. 30.— The Ledger
says: "The repeal of the Sherman law
has given the old parties the worst shock
they have encountered. The vote leaves
their lines where they are found only with
difficulty. Whether they can be re-formed
out of the measures of the coming session
we shall see."
Portland, Or., Oct. 30. — The Ore
gonian says: "Th« repeal had to come be
cause the business of the country could not
possibly stand against the conditions cre
ated by the prolonged uncertainty as to
the quality and value of the money of the
country. It was a combination of Sena
tors from the silver-mining camps and
from a benighted ; State' of -the*- darkest
South that stood against the repeal, for
which business and industrial interests of
the country were contending. It was ignor
ance or mistaken self-interest and semi
barbarism against knowledge and civiliza
tion."
VESTS IN THE STATE.
Where the Title to the Water-
Front Property Lies.
Mr. Hart Moves for a Complaint in
the United states Supreme
Court.
Washington, Oct. 30.—Attorney-Gen
eral W. 11. Hart of California to-day, in
the United States Supreme Court, asked
permission to hie a complaint against the
Southern Pacific Rnilroad Company of
Kentucky et al., to determine the rights
of the Stale to the Oakland water front.
The court toot the matter under advise
ment. Mr. Bart will leave to-nmrrow for
New York and will return here on Friday.
In his complaint Mr. Hart sets forth
that by the act of Cougress creating the
.State of California the State was given all
right and title to the soil of the beds of the
Bay of San Francisco and arms of said
bay, including San Antonio estuary ; that
it retains such right and title subject only
to the supervision of the United States
over navigable waters of eaid bay and the
arms thereof; that by possessing the sov
ereign power over the said beds the State
has the riaht to prevent encroachments
thereon and to sue for relief in respect tv
any encroachment or infringement of its
sovereign or proprietary rights therein.
The growth nf Oakland and Alameda and
the requirements of this large population
in the way of piers and wharves along the
water front are explained, and it is de
clared that the convenience and necessities
of commerce, both foreign and domestic,
require that the State's control over the
harbors be maintained.
The defendants' complaint goes on to
make adverse claim to the lands be
longing to the State and the right to con
trol and prevent vessels from landing
there. Defendants have encroached on
the State's riahts and "have at divers
times and plares driven and caused to be
driven piles in said lands below tide water
and at places where said lands are con
stantly covered with s ■ id navigable waters
and where vessels were accustomed to
navigate said waters, and are there maiu
taning said piles and are maintainingthese
obstructions in an upon said lands below
low tide and where vessels were and are
accustomed to navigate, and have erected
and are maintaining in and upon said
lands below tide barriers, consisting of
piles driven into the ground and in places
with timbers extending between the
piles and fastened on too thereof, whereby
the approach of vessels to the water front
is obstructed and prevented at divers
places." It is held, too, (bat defendants
have prevented vessels from delivering or
receiving freight and pas-*enger9; that
they daree for the use or State property;
that the Oakiand Water-front Company is
fencing in streets to prevent access to the
water front.
Complainant will ask that the de
fendants be required to set forth the na
ture of their title to said lands, and that
the title be adjudged to be vested in the
State.
Carnot Will Run Again.
Pakis, Oct. 30.— The Figaro announces,
in view of the events of the past wt-ek, that
Carnot has resolved to be a candidate for
reflection to the Presidency.
CRANKS AND GUNS
Prendergast Was After
High Game.
ADVISING SILVER SENATORS.
He Seemed to Think Little of
President Cleveland.
BUT DISLIKED JOHN SHERMAN
Had He Not Done Murder in Chicago
He flight Have Gone to
Washington.
Washington, Oct. 30.— Prendercast's
bullets, which took the life of Mayor Car
ter Harrison, might Lave found lodgment
in the In-art. c>£ a United States Seuator,
or even of the President of the United
States. For fully two weeks before the
murder of Chicago's Mayor the assassin
bad been directing messages through the
mails to at least one United States Sena
tor, which indicated that his mind was in
tensely wrought up against President
Cleveland. The burden of all these com
munications was the silver auestion.
Senator Dubois of Idaho and others were
the recipients of communications which
have been received almost daily since Oc
tober 9. Writing on the Ist inst.be said:
Repe.il is effectually beaten unless cloture
is resorted to 10 still the voice of the peo
ple, and if this dishonorable, unconstitu
tional and unusual course is resorted to
the peace of tbe nation is risked, and no
Senator who votes for cloture can justify
bis course from a patriotic standpoint. I
repeat that repeal is defeated unless clo
ture is resorted to."
On tlie 24th he wrote: "I notice a waver
ing iv the ranks of silver's euemies. Your
side is now at non est. If you are deter
mined, firm and patient you can win. The
best thing tn do is to fight it out. Look
out for artifices on the part of your oppo
nents. Kemember that the strongest and
most intelligent leadership is on the part
of the silverite side. Grover Cleveland Is
impotent. The cry for repeal is simply a
whim of his. Is tbe United States Senate
going to yield to an irresponsible Presi
dent's whim ?"
On the 26th he wrote: "Hold the fort.
The President was about to give up the
fight, but certain persons like John Sher
man and Banker Benedict of New York
reanimated htm. If you hold out you are
sure to win. They dare not attempt the
cloture. Hill of New York has no influ
ence in the Senate, owing to his unsavory
record in New York. The President has
become tired and will give up in despair
if you delay tbe vote us long as possible
by every means at your command." He
adds a postscript to this note in which he
says: "I have done and shall continue to
do my duty."
Tlie silver Senators paid no attention to
these cards for tbe reason that since tbe
silver fight began they have been receiv
ing many notes of a similar nature from
all parts of the country and from people
apparently excited on both sides of the
question. These have included threaten
ing letters an well as some telling them if
they did not cease their opposition to the
repeal bill they would be shot down like
dogs.
KEEPING VERY COOL.
Prendergast Sticks to His Story About
the Assassination.
Chicago, Oct. 30. — Prendergast, Mayor
Harrison's assassin, apparently slept
soundly from midnight till 6 o'clock this
morning, when the clanging of cell bults,
moved by tlie turnKeys, awakened him.
He sat moodily on his couch, refusing to
talk till breakfast was brought him, when
he brightened up and ate it with ap
parent raiish. Then lie came to the front
of the cell and listened with apparent in
terest to the jibes going about among the
prisoner". When the reporter for the As
sociated Press approached him on tbe sub
ject of the assassination he gave mono
syllabic, dogged replies at first, but finally
repeated his former assertions that the
reason for the deed was that the Mayor
had deceived him and betrayed him, and
he toos that means of getting even, de
claring he was justified in so doing.
A special meeting of the members of the
City Council was held this morning, at
which resolutions were passed calling for
a special memorial meeting, providing that
the body lie in state in the City Hall from
Tuesday morning till Wednesday morning
and inviting all the civic and military
bodies of tbe city and* citizens generally to
attend the funeral services.
Prendergast was indicted by the Grand
Jury to-day for murder. When told of
the Grand Jury's action, the prisoner
merely toot a cigar out of bis mouth and
said, "Well?"
EDWIN GOULD'S EXPERIENCE.
He Was Ready for the Crank Who
Called Upon Him.
Nrw York, Oct. 30. —Edwin Gonld,
second son of the late Jay Gould and co
heir of the latier's millions, had his first
startling experience with a crank this
afternoon. At 2 o'clock, as Gould was
sitting in his private office, a shabbily
dressed man entered, walked to the desk
aud said :
"Give me $5000 and give it to me quick,
or give me a tip on the market."
Gould asked him to sit down until he cot
the money from the safe. The crank sat
down and Gonld stepped to a side door and
summoned Detective Clark, who quickly
rook the young man to police headquarters.
Gould had been prepared for his visitor,
who had called at noon, and being told by
a clerk that Gould was out bad said he
would returu by 2 o'clock, when he wanted
a tip on the market or $5000.
At police headquarters the crank said his
name was Mongolia Andrews and that he
was 34 years oid. His object in going to
Gould was to get back 55000 which he lost in
Rosedale, Kans., while working on a rail
road in Gould's system. The police think
him insane. In a notebook in bis pocket
was a list of the wealthy men of New
York City, with figures beside the name of
each one, indicating what Andrews thought
they were worth.
Kansas City, Oct. 30.— Mongolia An
drews, who was arrested in New York to
day for demanding money from Edwin
Gould, has been employed as n telegraph
operator in this city most of the time dur
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ing the past twelve years. He has a wife
and two children. He obtained leave of
absence two weeks ago, saying that he
wished to visit his old home in West Vir
ginia. He has been recorded as eccentric
by his associates, but it was not thought
that he was insane.
KILLED BY A CRANK.
Prendergast's Pistol Practice Is Find-
ing Him Imitators.
New York, Oct. 30.— At 3:30 o'clock this
afternoon a crazy man, said to be Thomas
Bradley.sbot and probably fatally wounded
Frederick Matthies, superintendent of
construction ot the new Postal Telegraph
buildiDg on Broadway. Bradley was
locked up In the City Hall police station
last night as a suspicious character, but
was released this morning. The workmen
about the Postal building say he had been
loafing around there all day, hiding behind
piles of brick, and in the afternoon he
came out and said the police and Superin
tendent Matthies were trying to reurder
him for stealing $500. Soon after ho
stepped up to Mattliies and deliberately
fired two shots into his stomach. An in
furiated mob quickly gathered and ten
policemen had a difficult task in getting
the murderer out, as the workiagmen in
the building and other members of tbe
mob wanted to lynch him.
Bradley bid behind a pile of cornice ma
terial, revolver in hand, and the police
fired a number of shots at him and ordered
him to Rome out. Finally be did come
out, on the run, and when a policeman
seized him he fought like a wildcat. It re
quired a severe clubbing to subdue hi»n,
and when the policemen finally got him
out he was a sorry looking sight. He was
taken to the station and the crowd dis
persed.
CLOSE OF THE FAIR.
Let the White City Live Now
Only in Memory.
In Sorrow Is Ended What Was Be
gun With the Beating of
High Hopes.
Chicago, Oct. 30.— The official life of the
World's Fair has ended. This evening was
to have been pne of dazzling brilliancy, but
the awful and untimely death of Mayor
Harrison changed all that, and appropriate
action was taken at the memorial meeting
in Festival Hall in memory of Chicago's
beloved chief magistrate, all ceremonies
except those mentioned beiue abandoned.
The last day opened with beautiful
weather, but a pall hung over the great
exposition, and its myriad of flags floated
at half-staff. Instead of a scene of daz
zling splendor that was to have crowned a
day of brilliancy in speech and song, only
the necessary lights burned to-night, and
the White City was shrouded In dark
ness at an earlier hour than since its
opening. So with the tragic deatb of
Mayor Harrison the life and gayety of the
exposition went out forever. Instead of
a festival of oratory and mnsic, which was
to have failed in the afternoon, memorial
services were held in Festival Hall and
tributes were paid to the memory of Chi
cago's most characteristic Chicagoan by
ibe World's Fair officials, national and
local, and by representatives of the assem
bled nations. A great audience, some of
whom had come from far-distant States to
assist at tbe rejoicings over the successful
ending of the great exhibition, filling
every seat and occupyine every foot of
standing-room, were bushed when the
proceedings were opened. President
Palmer of the National Commission pre
sided.
Rev. Dr. Burrows delivered a prayer
and read an address prepared by President
Higinbotham of the fair directory previ
ous to the Mayor's taking off. This was
thought best because it was so consonant
with the spirit of the meeting.
After Mr. Higlnbotham's speech appro
priate resolutions concerning the taking
off of Mayor Harrison and paying to bis
memory a tribute of respect and adrnira.
tion were adopted and engrossed copies
will be sent to the family. Then Presi
dent Thomas W. Palmer of the National
Commission announced that, in view of
the sad circumstances which had brought
the assemblage together, the closing of tbe
fair would be marked only by a salute of
cannon and the hauling down of the flags.
When that took place he declared, in obe
dience to the act of Congress, that the
exposition would be officially closed.
The total of paid attendance at the fair
from the opening to the close has been
21.455.910. The total of free admissions,
which inclndes employes of all kinds, ex
hibitors and concessionaires, has been
5.953,878. To-day's admissions were 242,
--575, of which 208,273 paid.
WILL NOT GIVE UP.
Californians Propose to Fight for
What They Have Gained.
Washington, Oct. 30.— 1t is generally
understood the Senate will pass the Chi
nese extension bill while the House is con
sidering the silver bill. Several Pacific
Coast men said if the Senate should amend
the bill, as has been suggested, by strik
ing out all of the amendments, making it
simply an extension of six months, a
quorum would be needed in the House to
pass the Amended bill. The California
members do not' propose to give up wha
they would gain In extension with the
amendments they have proposed and
which the House has accepted.
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